Period
to 22 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 4,940 14,862 18,552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 19.07% 18.60% 19.92%
As % of the General category 45.19% 47.73% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,715 10,443 13,094
Median daily rate £520 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 125 250
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £23.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -11.86% +8.30%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £44.38 £48.77 £51.15
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £23.65
% change year-on-year +66.67% -11.21% +5.84%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 10,932 31,140 37,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.20% 38.96% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,164 20,261 24,911
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £721 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 853 994
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +0.36% -0.36%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.80 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +4.65% -4.44%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 3,528 £538 - 871
North of England -1 425 £425 -5.56% 259
South East -6 374 £475 - 170
South West -4 225 £523 +12.85% 103
North West -3 219 £400 -11.11% 154
Yorkshire 0 190 £450 +3.60% 81
Midlands -5 181 £400 -5.88% 157
West Midlands -4 106 £425 - 82
East of England -6 106 £450 -5.26% 76
East Midlands -1 64 £380 -15.56% 75
North East -10 16 £425 +6.25% 24
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 1,541 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,090 (22.06%) Banking
3 1,060 (21.46%) Java
4 899 (18.20%) Python
5 835 (16.90%) AWS
6 804 (16.28%) SQL
7 723 (14.64%) Azure
8 655 (13.26%) Front Office
9 653 (13.22%) Asset Management
10 652 (13.20%) Change Management
11 644 (13.04%) Web Services
12 627 (12.69%) DevOps
13 579 (11.72%) JavaScript
14 551 (11.15%) Fixed Income
15 549 (11.11%) Software Engineering
16 501 (10.14%) Microsoft
17 496 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
18 489 (9.90%) SAP
19 473 (9.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 467 (9.45%) Derivative
21 461 (9.33%) Oracle
22 455 (9.21%) Migration
23 432 (8.74%) Microservices
24 424 (8.58%) Investment Management
25 417 (8.44%) Hedge funds
26 405 (8.20%) SQL Server
27 395 (8.00%) Project Management
28 394 (7.98%) AngularJS
29 393 (7.96%) Public Sector
30 391 (7.91%) GCP

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 152 (3.08%) Confluence
2 108 (2.19%) Apache
3 99 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 82 (1.66%) Apache Spark
5 53 (1.07%) Mule
6 46 (0.93%) Red Hat Fuse
7 39 (0.79%) IIS
7 39 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 39 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 29 (0.59%) CMS
9 26 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (0.49%) WebLogic
11 22 (0.45%) JBoss
12 20 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
12 20 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
13 19 (0.38%) MS Exchange
14 15 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
14 15 (0.30%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.28%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 239 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 90 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 64 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.38%) Sketch
8 10 (0.20%) InVision
9 9 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.10%) Figma
11 4 (0.081%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.081%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.061%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.040%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.040%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.040%) InDesign
13 2 (0.040%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 85 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 40 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 38 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 28 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 27 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
5 27 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
7 25 (0.51%) ION MarketView
8 23 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
10 19 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
10 19 (0.38%) SAP FI
11 16 (0.32%) NetSuite
11 16 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
11 16 (0.32%) SAP CO
12 15 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 14 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
14 13 (0.26%) SAP BPC
14 13 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 835 (16.90%) AWS
2 723 (14.64%) Azure
3 391 (7.91%) GCP
4 262 (5.30%) Serverless
5 227 (4.60%) AWS Lambda
6 153 (3.10%) Amazon ECS
7 141 (2.85%) Office 365
8 126 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
9 122 (2.47%) Amazon S3
10 119 (2.41%) Power Platform
11 105 (2.13%) OpenShift
12 96 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 95 (1.92%) SaaS
14 90 (1.82%) PaaS
15 79 (1.60%) Apigee
16 77 (1.56%) GitHub
17 62 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
18 53 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
19 52 (1.05%) IaaS
20 46 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 139 (2.81%) Firewall
2 89 (1.80%) DNS
3 50 (1.01%) Skype
3 50 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 44 (0.89%) SSL
5 41 (0.83%) WAN
6 38 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (0.73%) Network Security
8 35 (0.71%) Internet
9 34 (0.69%) LAN
10 33 (0.67%) DHCP
11 31 (0.63%) VPN
12 30 (0.61%) SAN
13 29 (0.59%) HTTP
14 28 (0.57%) HTTPS
14 28 (0.57%) Wireless
15 25 (0.51%) BGP
16 21 (0.43%) DMZ
17 19 (0.38%) Intranet
17 19 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 193 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 159 (3.22%) MySQL
4 144 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
5 143 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
6 133 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 132 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 119 (2.41%) Big Data
9 102 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
10 101 (2.04%) Power BI
11 92 (1.86%) MongoDB
12 86 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 69 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 67 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 63 (1.28%) Oracle Database
16 59 (1.19%) Hadoop
17 58 (1.17%) RDBMS
18 48 (0.97%) Data Lake
19 45 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
20 35 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 327 (6.62%) Jenkins
2 253 (5.12%) Git (software)
3 230 (4.66%) JIRA
4 129 (2.61%) Artifactory
5 102 (2.06%) Maven
6 92 (1.86%) RStudio
7 84 (1.70%) GitLab
8 81 (1.64%) JUnit
9 56 (1.13%) Selenium
10 49 (0.99%) Cucumber
11 42 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 39 (0.79%) Subversion
13 34 (0.69%) Mockito
13 34 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
14 27 (0.55%) Bitbucket
15 26 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (0.47%) Gradle
17 21 (0.43%) Visual Studio
18 20 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
18 20 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 1,090 (22.06%) Banking
2 655 (13.26%) Front Office
3 393 (7.96%) Public Sector
4 388 (7.85%) Telecoms
5 364 (7.37%) Investment Banking
6 353 (7.15%) Marketing
7 340 (6.88%) Manufacturing
8 286 (5.79%) Electronics
9 163 (3.30%) Financial Institution
10 136 (2.75%) Back Office
11 121 (2.45%) Legal
12 108 (2.19%) Retail
13 62 (1.26%) Retail Banking
14 40 (0.81%) General Ledger
15 39 (0.79%) Law
16 37 (0.75%) Billing
17 25 (0.51%) Advertising
18 24 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.47%) French Language
20 19 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,407 (28.48%) Developer
2 700 (14.17%) Analyst
3 433 (8.77%) Java Developer
4 385 (7.79%) Architect
5 315 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 314 (6.36%) Business Analyst
7 299 (6.05%) Consultant
8 274 (5.55%) AWS Engineer
9 249 (5.04%) AWS Developer
10 243 (4.92%) Software Engineer
11 225 (4.55%) Python Developer
12 208 (4.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 169 (3.42%) Senior Developer
14 141 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
15 136 (2.75%) Java Engineer
16 134 (2.71%) AWS Software Engineer
16 134 (2.71%) Python Engineer
17 130 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
18 128 (2.59%) SQL Developer
19 122 (2.47%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 644 (13.04%) Web Services
2 394 (7.98%) AngularJS
3 372 (7.53%) React
4 316 (6.40%) .NET
5 228 (4.62%) Vue.js
6 222 (4.49%) Spring
7 191 (3.87%) HTML
8 180 (3.64%) REST
9 170 (3.44%) Node.js
10 168 (3.40%) CSS
11 136 (2.75%) Kafka
12 121 (2.45%) Spring Boot
13 119 (2.41%) ASP.NET
14 114 (2.31%) gRPC
15 111 (2.25%) Middleware
16 109 (2.21%) Swagger
17 107 (2.17%) XML
18 104 (2.11%) .NET Core
19 93 (1.88%) RESTful
20 92 (1.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 551 (11.15%) Fixed Income
2 467 (9.45%) Derivative
3 417 (8.44%) Hedge funds
4 386 (7.81%) Equities
5 362 (7.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 338 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
7 169 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
8 157 (3.18%) Management Information System
9 148 (3.00%) User Experience
10 99 (2.00%) Data Centre
11 68 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 61 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
13 60 (1.21%) Reference Data
14 57 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 55 (1.11%) Credit Risk
16 47 (0.95%) Market Risk
17 40 (0.81%) Cloud Native
18 39 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 39 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
18 39 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 330 (6.68%) Windows
2 314 (6.36%) Linux
3 133 (2.69%) Unix
4 99 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 73 (1.48%) Windows Server
6 59 (1.19%) Android
7 49 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 46 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 32 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
11 22 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (0.40%) Solaris
13 15 (0.30%) AIX
14 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
15 9 (0.18%) CentOS
15 9 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,541 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (13.22%) Asset Management
3 652 (13.20%) Change Management
4 627 (12.69%) DevOps
5 549 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 496 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
7 473 (9.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 455 (9.21%) Migration
9 432 (8.74%) Microservices
10 424 (8.58%) Investment Management
11 395 (8.00%) Project Management
12 388 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 376 (7.61%) Programme Management
14 333 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
15 299 (6.05%) Scrum
16 290 (5.87%) Digital Marketing
17 288 (5.83%) Analytics
18 259 (5.24%) Decision-Making
19 247 (5.00%) Risk Management
20 246 (4.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,060 (21.46%) Java
2 899 (18.20%) Python
3 804 (16.28%) SQL
4 579 (11.72%) JavaScript
5 312 (6.32%) C#
6 141 (2.85%) R
7 129 (2.61%) Java 8
8 122 (2.47%) PowerShell
9 119 (2.41%) C++
9 119 (2.41%) Kotlin
10 114 (2.31%) C
11 101 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 81 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 77 (1.56%) VBA
14 65 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 59 (1.19%) Scala
16 58 (1.17%) Shell Script
17 50 (1.01%) Perl
18 48 (0.97%) PL/SQL
19 37 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 292 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 273 (5.53%) Degree
3 205 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 75 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 74 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (1.23%) CISSP
7 58 (1.17%) CCNP
8 57 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (0.81%) PMI Certification
10 39 (0.79%) PMP
11 33 (0.67%) CCIE
12 27 (0.55%) CISA
12 27 (0.55%) CISM
13 26 (0.53%) Master's Degree
14 25 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 25 (0.51%) Sun Certification
15 24 (0.49%) CIMA
16 21 (0.43%) ACCA
16 21 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 21 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (3.64%) QA
2 98 (1.98%) PMO
3 71 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 56 (1.13%) SLA
5 52 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (0.91%) GDPR
7 36 (0.73%) NIST
8 22 (0.45%) IFRS
9 17 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 15 (0.30%) MiFID
11 15 (0.30%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.26%) COBIT
13 10 (0.20%) JSP 440
13 10 (0.20%) PSD2
14 8 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.16%) RMADS
15 7 (0.14%) ITGC
15 7 (0.14%) P3O
15 7 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 360 (7.29%) Docker
2 171 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 75 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.36%) XenApp
6 15 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.18%) Firmware
10 8 (0.16%) HDFS
10 8 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.16%) vSphere
11 7 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.081%) RACF
14 3 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.061%) NFS
14 3 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 373 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 179 (3.62%) Terraform
3 154 (3.12%) Ansible
4 78 (1.58%) Puppet
5 64 (1.30%) SCCM
6 55 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.47%) Prometheus
10 13 (0.26%) FortiGate
10 13 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (0.26%) Packer
11 12 (0.24%) Salt
12 11 (0.22%) Control-M
12 11 (0.22%) Zipkin
13 9 (0.18%) Consul
13 9 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.18%) Grafana
13 9 (0.18%) SCOM
14 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 501 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 489 (9.90%) SAP
3 461 (9.33%) Oracle
4 265 (5.36%) Google
5 149 (3.02%) Cisco
6 115 (2.33%) VMware
7 108 (2.19%) Bloomberg
8 84 (1.70%) Splunk
9 78 (1.58%) IBM
10 66 (1.34%) Tableau
11 58 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
12 55 (1.11%) Citrix
13 51 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 51 (1.03%) Sybase
14 49 (0.99%) Red Hat
15 42 (0.85%) Murex
15 42 (0.85%) Reuters
16 39 (0.79%) F5
17 38 (0.77%) MuleSoft
18 33 (0.67%) Talend